Karachi: Accused seeks acquittal in Murtaza Bhutto murder case
KARACHI: Shakaib Qureshi, ex-superintendent of Clifton police, through his counsel, Ashraf Qazi, submitted a statement in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Abdul Rehman Bhatti in the Murtaza Bhutto murder case on Monday. The statement said that he was being falsely implicated in the case and no evidence was produced in the court. His counsel, who earlier submitted acquittal application under 265–K, pleaded that as his client was innocent, he should be acquitted.
The court, adjourned the case till Wednesday (tomorrow), when both state counsel Mazhar Qayyum and defence counsel Sarfaraz Tanoli will record their statements. In previous hearing, statements of SP Azad Khan and Civil Hospital’s medico–legal officer Dr Shamsuddin were recorded. Shakaib Qureshi, who was recently charged with the murder of Murtaza Bhutto, had fled the country and returned recently.